1 of two ex-St. Louis officers convicted in civil rights case

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A jury has convicted a former St. Louis police officer of violating civil rights for beating a black undercover officer during protests in 2017. But the jury said Thursday that it was unable to reach a verdict against another official on the same case. Dustin Boone has been convicted of legal disfranchisement on a civil rights violation charge. Prosecutors say he helped others beat Detective Luther Hall during the September 2017 protests. Jurors say they have been unable to reach a verdict on evidence-destruction charges against former officer Christopher Myers, who was accused of tearing Hall’s cell phone to disrupt the investigation.

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